Medical economics

Staffing shortages have US nursing homes in crisis

There's a shortage of nursing home beds for the elderly in America due to a severe staffing crisis that has caused long-term care facilities to cut back on new admissions, new research shows.

Health

Death literacy: Why it's important to talk about dying

When it comes to talking about death, we have no shortage of euphemisms. This is perhaps most famously illustrated in Monty Python's dead parrot sketch from 1971. A pet shop worker insists to a customer that his new parrot ...

Radiology & Imaging

Spinal fractures in the elderly are preventable with simple X-rays

Among older people, vertebral compression fractures are very common, and those with such fractures are at high risk of incurring new ones. Findings in a new thesis from the University of Gothenburg indicate that a simple ...

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